A Shock to the System

The horrific disasters of Sept. 11 will roil markets and slow a rebound. They'll also become a rallying point for the world's strongest economy

As the world sorts out the aftermath of the hijacking and crashing of four U.S. passenger planes, two that blasted into the World Trade Center in New York City and one into the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C., Americans need to brace themselves for more bad news: Shock waves could rattle the economy and financial markets for days, perhaps weeks to come.

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